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4th of July: A Food-Lovers Dream

4th of July: A Food-Lovers Dream

Count Memories… Not Calories BY: RACHEL WUMKES There are so many things to love about the 4th of July in Clear Lake.  The parade down Main Avenue.  Evans United Carnival in the park.  Enjoying an afternoon in the Bingo tent with friends.  Appreciating an evening of live music at the bandshell. But my favorite part? Hands...

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Celebrating Easter in Clear Lake

Celebrating Easter in Clear Lake

Colored eggs and candy and Jesus – oh my! BY: RACHEL WUMKES The holiday of Easter is commonly known by Christians as the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after he died on the cross at Calvary.  The entire week – Holy Week – is a sacred event where many people reflect on life, often fasting as they go deep...

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The Answer to all your Questions

The Answer to all your Questions

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As we are on the official Eve of our 4th of July Extravaganza, downtown Clear Lake is a buzz of activity.  Set up is well underway as crews prepare for the carnival to open on Wednesday at 5PM.  As you can imagine, the Chamber team is a flurry of running errands, completing last minute preparations, and...

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Counting Down the Days

Counting Down the Days

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’d like to make it known for the record that I, Rachel Wumkes, a forty-year-old woman of sound mind, has made a paper chain. Yes, you read that correctly.  A paper chain.  Just like the one my Kindergartener made last winter to countdown the days until Christmas.  It hangs proudly from the side of my...

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Easter Service Rundown

Easter Service Rundown

Photocredit: thebridge-alg.org BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is an abundance of preparation associated with the Easter holiday. Between organizing Easter baskets, planning the meal for your family gathering and dying eggs, the religious aspect of this holiday often gets pushed to the background. While many people know the...

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Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES We’ve been saying it for years.  A phrase commonly used “after the fact” when it’s easy to see what you should have done, or what you learned. But as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st our hindsight will LITERALLY be 2020. And I think it’s safe to say we’re all...

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